Discrete parameter Nonlinear Constrained Optimization of a Gear Train by Genetic Algorithms

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Citation Formats
M. Dölen and A. Seıreg, “Discrete parameter Nonlinear Constrained Optimization of a Gear Train by Genetic Algorithms,” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN TECHNOLOGY, pp. 110–121, 2005, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/75501.